codeman38: Osaka from Azumanga Daioh surrounded by Japanese kana, translated as 'Get it together!' (get it together)
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posted by [personal profile] codeman38 at 09:09am on 22/09/2010
I'm not posting this publicly to this community's LJ counterpart for reasons that will quickly become obvious, though I've alerted the mods and may also make a friends-locked post.


In short, an LJ staff member and maintainer of the "Oh No They Didn't" community has been using a sockpuppet account to harass people on LiveJournal news posts-- and in one case, taunted a user for having Asperger's. Although LJ claims "We have addressed this issue internally", his user-head graphic is still green, indicating that he is still employed by LJ.

More info here and here.

Anyone have any ideas of how to start a mass uprising? ^_^
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beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)
posted by [personal profile] beatrice_otter at 05:25pm on 22/09/2010
The problem with making a flocked post is that LJ staffers have access to all locked content ... and brenden has apparently used that for evil in the past, including trolling on a locked post. (Sorry, don't have a link to the evidence, but it was discussed in the comments on a recent news post iirc, assuming it hasn't been deleted with the rest of brenden's trolling.
codeman38: Osaka from Azumanga Daioh: 'I live in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here!' (Osaka)
posted by [personal profile] codeman38 at 05:32pm on 22/09/2010
Yeah, I saw something about that, though I was under the impression that that was a different staffer that'd done the posting in a locked post. Still scary, though.
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)
posted by [personal profile] beatrice_otter at 05:43pm on 22/09/2010
You could be right. My vote would be to put it in a public post, and damn the consequences. We already know that several LJ staffers are assholes, and personally I couldn't care less what assholes think or say.
cheyinka: A cartoon of a person smashing eir face into eir keyboard until eir face falls off. (stupid should hurt)
posted by [personal profile] cheyinka at 07:09pm on 22/09/2010
My suggestion, as passive-aggressive as this may be, would be to post a brainstorming entry about how to deal with people mocking us (or others) for having Asperger's (or autism, or OCD, or...). Then, in the context of the entry, mention this harassment as an example.

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